Team of the Week
Games of Sept. 9-10, 2011
QB Travis Lane, Sr., Hampden-Sydney
Lane was 28-for-32 passing for 389 yards and seven touchdowns in a rout of North Carolina Wesleyan. Lane did all his damage in a little over three quarters, as his touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth quarter was his last snap.
OL Raul Millan, Matt DeRosa, Anthony
Zamora, Aaron Mower, Ken Scholz, Lewis and Clark
The Pioneers racked up 331 yards rushing, 7.7 yards per carry in a 36-14 win against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. Jevonte Mayes averaged 9.8 per carry and quarterback Keith Welch went for 9.6 a rush.
RB Joe Rollins, So.,
Rollins led the Green Terror to a 35-14 victory over Moravian, matching the program record with 311 yards rushing. He carried the ball 26 times and scored three touchdowns. The sophomore ripped off runs of 41, 63 and 72 yards as part of the biggest rushing day by any Green Terror player since 1970.
RB Chris D'Andrea, Sr., Montclair
D'Andrea waited 344 days for his chance to return to the field and he seized the opportunity rushing for 239 yards and collecting 253 all-purpose yards in the Red Hawks' 18-7 win over Salve Regina. He scored both of MSU's touchdowns, carrying 21 times and averaging 11.4 yards per carry.
WR Tyler Mazur, Jr.,
Mazur, who also serves as the team's backup quarterback, had a career day catching the ball. Mazur caught eight passes for 220 yards and a school-record four touchdowns. Mazur tied the record of four TD catches, which was set by Zach Michael vs. St. Norbert in 2003. Mazur grabbed a 92-yard touchdown pass, the fourth-longest pass play in Lawrence history, to give the Vikings the lead for good in the second quarter. He then added 72-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter. He also had TD catches of four and 14 yards.
WR Warren Oliver, So.,
Oliver posted just the second 200-yard game in school history, catching eight passes for 226 yards in leading the Warriors to a 41-3 rout of Westminster (Pa.). He scored on strikes of 66, 23 and 37 yards and had five receptions of 20 or more yards. He entered the game with 151 career receiving yards.
TE Delfonte Diamond, Sr.,
Diamond caught the winning 32-yard touchdown pass from Jake Mullin to help McMurry knock off NCAA Division I FCS UT-San Antonio. In addition he had seven receptions for 142 yards, and had four catches for first downs.
DE Riley Mitchell, Sr., Lewis and Clark
Mitchell forced two fumbles and sacked the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps quarterback for a 7-yard loss in the Pioneers' win, to go along with five tackles, four solo.
DT Sam Cox, Sr.,
Cox recorded five sacks, forcing fumbles on two of them, as part of a dominant defensive performance in a 35-14 win against Moravian. He finished with six tackles for loss among his nine tackles, all of them solo.
DT Peter Bulandr, Sr., North Central
Every tackle Bulandr made in a 70-26 win against Bethel (Tenn.) was a sack, as he racked up three of them, including two on the same series in North Central territory. All of Bulandr's tackles came in the first half of the rout.
DE Roger Jayne, Jr.,
Jayne led the Warrior defense with 2-1/2 sacks, 3-1/2 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery against Westminster, leading Warriors to a 41-3 win. All three of his sacks came on third down, forcing punting situations.
LB Ryan Pearcy, Sr.,
Pearcy's interception in the first quarter led to UW-Stout's first touchdown in a 20-17 win against Jamestown. He finished with 20 tackles, eight solo, and also forced a fumble.
LB Anthony Sabatella, Sr.,
Sabatella made 18 tackles, including 4-1/2 tackles for loss and forced two fumbles in the Scots’ 17-9 loss to Illinois Wesleyan. He also had two sacks and a quarterback hurry.
LB Navahri Holden, So.,
Holden scored the team's first touchdown on an interception which helped the Monarchs defeat Guilford, 40-22. In addition to his interception, Holden also recovered a fumble and accumulated a team-high nine total tackles.
CB Gene Hudson, Sr.,
Hudson broke up four passes and recorded three tackles in the War Hawks win over Division I FCS UT-San Antonio. In the first quarter, he broke up a third-down pass that led to a UTSA punt. In the second, he broke up a pass in the end zone on second down that led to a War Hawks blocked field goal two plays later. Finally, with 14 seconds left, Hudson knocked down another pass just outside the end zone as UTSA tried to retake the lead.
S Andrew Shannon, Jr.,
Shannon led the BSC defense in a thrilling double overtime victory against Huntingdon on Saturday, racking up 13 solo tackles and six assists for a school-record 19 total tackles. He also had two tackles for loss, a forced fumble, and a pass breakup.
S Peter Hak, Sr.,
Hak made a career-high 15 tackles as Gettysburg defeated Ursinus 40-34 in its Centennial Conference and home opener. He had a tackle for loss and 11 solo hits.
S Will Morris, Sr.,
Morris recorded 10 tackles (eight solo), forced a fumble, and broke up a pass in McMurry's 24-21 win over D-I FCS UT-San Antonio
CB Trevor Kinnett, So.,
Kinnett picked off two passes for the Spartans, returning them a total of 106 yards in Dubuque's 67-20 win against Anderson.
K Kyle Evans, Sr., Manchester
Evans connected on four field goals, three from beyond 40 yards, as Manchester beat Kalamazoo 26-13. He hit from 44, 41, 42 and 23 yards.
P Zak Brinkman, Sr.,
Brinkman averaged just 33.3 yards per punt but made the most of his field position. He had seven punts, five of which landed inside the 20 and four inside the 10 in the Pioneers' 26-3 win over UW-Stevens Point.
ST Nick Graff, Sr.,
Graff blocked a Wesley punt, recovered the ball and ran it back 6 yards for the touchdown in Kean's 31-28 win against No. 3 Wesley. The touchdown gave Kean a 17-6 lead in the second quarter after the Cougars blocked their second consecutive punt.
RET Brian Lecheler, Jr., Northwestern
Lecheler returned four kickoffs for 213 yards, including two returns for touchdowns from 84 and 90 yards out in Saturday's 36-26 loss to Westminster (Mo.). Lecheler also caught a touchdown pass to account for 18 of Northwestern's 26 points on the day.